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Sunday, February 28, 2010

QOTW: Dear Pregnant Self


This week's question on the Multiples and More blog is not a question but a writing prompt.

For this week's question of the week, write a letter to yourself- your newly expecting, have-no-clue-what-you-were-in-for self.

Dear Pregnant Self:

Look at you having two!  And be relieved it's not three.  (Haha...nice rhyming there.)  First off, you will love having twins.  Twins are amazing, wonderful, and your kids are even more so.  Both of them are healthy, active, funny little boys.  Yes, boys!  

But right now, at 7 weeks pregnant, there are a few things to prepare for.  Like, being sick and tired all day every day again.  Don't worry, you won't be as sick as you were with Butterfly.  You won't be throwing up 7 times a day every single day until 32 weeks.  But you won't be able to eat at all.  Which will cause your doctors to urge you to do something about it.  Ha, as if.  

I can tell you right now, stop reading the internet.  Stop reading blogs about high risk pregnancies and twin pregnancies gone bad.  While you were lucky and this didn't happen, you also didn't need to shed all those tears about it either.  Seriously, step shuffle away from the computer and do something else while you can.  

This is your 2nd pregnancy so you kind of understand what's going to happen.  Be thankful that Butterfly came so fast and you weren't able to have an epidural with her.  (Yes!  Something to be thankful for!)  Because this time, the epidural wore off and you had both your boys vaginally with all the pain of a miss medicated birth.  You will feel every little thing.  You survive, though.  And not to worry...it's something to totally brag about now.  :)

And that yoga that you vowed you'd do when you were pregnant with Butterfly and didn't?  Vow to do it again.  But this time, actually DO IT.  Otherwise your hips will ache for years after.  Believe me, they do.  Also, stop complaining about your doctor's office.  If you don't like them that much, switch!  You can switch.

Enjoy this time you have with just Butterfly.  Life because a flurry once the boys are born.  She is one special little girl to be a big sister to these boys.  She is always your Empress and will continue to be so.  

These boys were meant to be in your family.  You were given these children to be their mother and you will be a great one (most days).  Have faith that it will all work out how it's supposed to and enjoy the ride!  


PS- Update that blog more often!  I don't care that you are sick and tired ever day.  This will end up being the only record you have of this pregnancy and you will forget if you don't write it down.


  1. Note to self: Don't read Safire's blog when you're tired...

    I totally thought this was your way of telling everyone you were pregnant with triplets!! I nearly passed out. Breath. Breath. Breath.


  2. I love that picture of you when you were pregnant! Oh, the things we wish we had known back when we didn't know better!


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